The Senate yesterday stood down the nomination of Dr Abdulmalik Durunnguwa (Kaduna State) as Commissioner for the National Population Commission (NPC).
This followed presentation of the report of the Committee on National Identity Card and National Population Commission on the screening of 23 nominees for confirmation of appointment as commissioners of NPC.
Chairman of the committee, Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi, who presented the report, said the committee observed discrepancies in the certificate presented by the nominee and as such did not clear him for confirmation.
The senators through a voice vote unanimously agreed that the committee should carry out necessary investigation on the matter and report back to plenary.
The Senate confirmed 22 other nominees including Nwanne Nwabuisi-Abia, Dr. Clifford Zirra-Adamawa, Dr Chidi Ezeoke-Anambra, Isa Buratai-Borno, Navy Capt. Charles Ogwa(retd)-Cross River, Ricard Odibo-Delta, Okereke Onuabuchi- Ebonyi, Olusegun Aiyejina- Edo.
Others are: Ejike Ezeh-Enugu, Abubakar Dannewbieiburam-Gombe, Prof. Uba Nnabue-Imo,Suleiman Lawal-Kano, Prof. Jimoh Isah-Kogi Dr Sa’adu Alanamu-Kwara, Nasir Kwarra-Nasarawa, Aliyu Datti-Niger, Mrs Seyi Olusanya-Ogun, Dr Olanadiran Iyantan-Ondo, Sen. Mudashiru Hussain-Osun, Mrs Cecilia Dapoet-Plateau, Dr Ipalibo Harry-Rivers as well as Sale Saany-Taraba.
Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, who presided over plenary, congratulated the nominees on their appointment and urged them to discharge their duties effectively.
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Author: Onyedi Ojiabor